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by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jesus the Jew
Replies: 94
Views: 2368

Re: Jesus the Jew

I tend to associate modern Gnosticism with the New Age, Scientology, Madame Blavatski, Shirley MacLaine and a host of other charlatans. Then there's the Mormon Church. Given our revered moderator's disposition and location, extreme caution with my heresiology must be the order of the day. Believe/s...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution
Replies: 39
Views: 1724

Re: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution

:lol: Yeah, but you're one of the exceptions in that you did pick a career in sciences. As a verbal gen popper(!), I would have been ruined by calculus, like I almost was by physics. My problem was I didn't want to hear about the theories until I knew the history of how the ideas embodied in physic...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Request for recommendations of pianists performing Chopin
Replies: 30
Views: 943

Re: request for recommendatins of pianists performing Chopin

kairos wrote: I love Ivan Moravec's recording of Chopin's nocturnes.
Lance put me onto that set and now it's one of my favs. I also like Tipo, the first compete set I became aquainted with the Nocturnes as a discrete body of Chopin's works.
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jesus the Jew
Replies: 94
Views: 2368

Re: Jesus the Jew

I'm stickin' with Gnosticism From Wikipedia: "The gnōsis referred to in the term [gnosticism] is a form of mystic, revealed, esoteric knowledge...." This would tend to explain a great deal. :wink: :) :D Funny thing is, I didn't know the significance of the "religion" until 2000. If you google "mode...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 26445

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

Peer-Reviewed Study finds no evidence of increased mudslides due to GW. The projections were wrong again! Climate Change and Debris-Flow Events in Southern Norway -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reference Matthews, J.A., Dahl, S.O., Dresser, P.Q., Be...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biden : 'America has no better friend than Israel'.
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Biden : 'America has no better friend then Israel'.

I wish I believed the reverse were true.
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 26445

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

The idea that the UN would appoint an independent review board to perform anything but a white wash was ridiculous. The UN is so totally corrupt that it got rid of its office that investigated corruption because it was finding too much. In keeping with its finest traditions, the UN has appointed a ...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 1214

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

^^^ And now that the most recent FOIA releases demonstrate that NASA's GISS data was so corrupt the managers abandoned it for the compromised CRU data, which is now destroyed, I don't know how these people can maintain their positions with a straight face. I have no doubt, however, that the $79 Bill...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 26445

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

According to USA Today, here's some of the big picture in the warming wars: • Citing doubts raised by the "climategate" e-mails, state governments in Texas, Virginia and Alabama filed legal challenges last month to stop the federal government from regulating carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. The cha...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anybody See This Patrick Kennedy Rant?
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Anybody See This Patrick Kennedy Rant?

I heard something on the radio this morning that made me feel ashamed to have posted the outburst by Patrick Kennedy. The radio talk show host was saying that Kennedy has drug and alcohol abuse issues and emotional problems, especially since the death of his father. I did not know that and am very ...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 26445

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

Now we know: NASA GISS data does not constitute an independent data set confirming the CRU data sets! Now we know that 1) not only did NOAA drop the cold-weather reporting stations that would have produced at least additional data if not contradictory data; 2) but also that the CRU data set was in ...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are unions useful or harmful to society?
Replies: 34
Views: 685

Re: Are unions useful or harmful to society?

Unions are archaic and obsolete in western societies where the majority of concerns that once motivated unions are now the subject of government agencies designed by and for unions. The fact that so many government employee unions are able to control candidates for public office to such a degree tha...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jesus the Jew
Replies: 94
Views: 2368

Re: Jesus the Jew

For example, I seem to remember studying the Book of Genesis as a conscious attempt to flesh out later doctrine by providing a creation account and legitimying geneology for later generations. I can't imagine studying Gensis as anything but poetic metaphor: the bid gestures might be right metaphori...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution
Replies: 39
Views: 1724

Re: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution

So Corlyss' sentiments about most kids not needing to know the basics of evolutionary biology may be true in general, but I submit, not for these kids who may have missed out on an important subject. Like I said the last time we went around about whether evolutionary biology is necessary for a comp...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 1214

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

For instance, the Earth was much warmer throughout the Mesozoic Era than it is today, where your chart also indicates several times as much CO2 in the atmosphere as today. We don't have to go back that far to find significant pre-industrial warming - the medieval warming period. The current warming...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Post-Heller bloodbath in D.C.
Replies: 16
Views: 927

Re: Post-Heller bloodbath in D.C.

Nor are they apologetic for their country of origin, or any the less in love with it. Yeah, but do they still live there? If they consider Chavez an anomaly, how do they account for the history of military dictators and leftist or populist dictators? You sound like Obama. Mere love of country is no...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dawkins speaks at the Sydney Opera House.
Replies: 60
Views: 1501

Re: Dawkins speaks at the Sydney Opera House.

Wanna bet? :lol: I'm ready to put $100 that Agnes' pledge wont be able to last 2 weeks. Unless she doesnt visit the site for that time or adds me as a foe , there is no way in the world that she could sit it quietly for this time-period. That's not what the bet is. The bet is that the board will no...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Post-Heller bloodbath in D.C.
Replies: 16
Views: 927

Re: Post-Heller bloodbath in D.C.

Who said anything about the Constitution? And I didn't "get" anywhere. The need for sensible gun control is obvious to a lot of people from the get-go. You're the one with the weird opinion who is lucky enough to live in a country where it hasn't been laughed off the political scene. Okay. Let's re...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Post-Heller bloodbath in D.C.
Replies: 16
Views: 927

Re: Post-Heller bloodbath in D.C.

As always when this subject comes up, reason is unavailing against emotion grasping at straws. Not straws, even, as they at least have substance. I agree. You continued reliance on the myth that gun control = elimination of gun & increased safety s is emotional and not rational, because there's cer...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How To Be A Good Republican
Replies: 67
Views: 2291

Re: How To Be A Good Republican

That's what I mean. :) Liberals always want their policies to be judged on the basis of their intentions rather than the execrable results. I can't emphasize that too often or too loudly. If that's going to be the standard, then Communist Russia and China and Nazi Germany were wildly successful. No...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A question on making copies of CDs you own
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: A question on making copies of CDs you own

Something in Lance's thread on the CD market got me wondering: Let's say I own a CD. By law, you are allowed to make backup copies of things you own, you just can't distribute them in any way. Well, what happens if you make backup copies, and then sell the disc down the road? Does the backup copy y...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Student suspended for saying no to drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Student suspended for saying no to drugs

Moronic. I've actually represented students in similar situations. It's like butting my head against a stone wall. The school satraps feel that if they show any discretion, make that common sense, they open themselves up to liability which is really not true. We see this kind of response so frequen...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lox not kosher?
Replies: 48
Views: 2558

Re: Lox not kosher?

Corlyss wrote: "My contribution was solely because I remembered the thread and didn't think there was a difference between their foul-smelling subjects." WHAT????!!!! Oh, you're talking about the fish!! Strictly. I've no interest in fish other than as a public policy issue. I don't have to smell or...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: How many of you have seen The Hurt Locker...
Replies: 24
Views: 2369

Re: How many of you have seen The Hurt Locker...

^^^
Iran is supplying the Taliban with the same sort of weaponry they supplied to Iraqi Shiites. The IEDs in both are not the primitive fertilizer bombs; they are extremely sophisticated "shape charges" with Iranian fingerprints all over them.
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How To Be A Good Republican
Replies: 67
Views: 2291

Re: How To Be A Good Republican

It appears that many conservatives can dish it out but they can't take it. No, we take it all the time. It's the libs who can't take it. That one reason they don't hang around here for long - they can't stand disagreement with their sincerely held attitudes. From what I've seen, they can't take it ...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY State Assembly at it again with the silliness
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: NY State Assembly at it again with the silliness

My cynical political antennae tell me this is the opening salvo in a bid for something. It can't be campaign contributions, because Dems control NYC as tightly as they control unions. I just haven't figured out what. The pretzel vendors having to serve only plain? :shock: You mean people actually ea...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: For our Caravaggio fan(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: For our Caravaggio fan(s)

My old friend (now deceased) Derek Jarman, made a very beautiful (but controversial) movie about Caravaggio back in 1986 starring Tilda Swinton and Sean Bean, it was one of Sean's first films and he was wonderful in it... http://www.amazon.com/Caravaggio-Special-Tilda-Swinton/dp/B0016QNSFG/ref=sr_1...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Post-Heller bloodbath in D.C.
Replies: 16
Views: 927

Re: Post-Heller bloodbath in D.C.

As always when this subject comes up, reason is unavailing against emotion grasping at straws. Not straws, even, as they at least have substance. I agree. You continued reliance on the myth that gun control = elimination of gun & increased safety s is emotional and not rational, because there's cer...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dawkins speaks at the Sydney Opera House.
Replies: 60
Views: 1501

Re: Dawkins speaks at the Sydney Opera House.

Unlike an actual room where unruly people can disrupt the conversations with shouting and bullying, this is like a bulletin board where people can read what interests them and ignore what doesn't. One can freely ignore posters whose output annoys, esp. when said posters are not breaking the rules. ...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Post-Heller bloodbath in D.C.
Replies: 16
Views: 927

Re: Post-Heller bloodbath in D.C.

As always when this subject comes up, reason is unavailing against emotion grasping at straws. Not straws, even, as they at least have substance. I agree. You continued reliance on the myth that gun control = elimination of gun & increased safety s is emotional and not rational, because there's cer...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A question on making copies of CDs you own
Replies: 17
Views: 645

Re: A question on making copies of CDs you own

Something in Lance's thread on the CD market got me wondering: Let's say I own a CD. By law, you are allowed to make backup copies of things you own, you just can't distribute them in any way. Well, what happens if you make backup copies, and then sell the disc down the road? Does the backup copy y...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY State Assembly at it again with the silliness
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: NY State Assembly at it again with the silliness

Nope. It's been touted in the news since it was first discussed. NY and California are our two leading nanny state experiments. Our View: New York anti-salt laws go too far Publication: San Gabriel Valley Tribune (California) Date: Friday, January 22 2010 IN yet another example of how California is ...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: For our Caravaggio fan(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: For our Caravaggio fan(s)

Great post, John. Thanks. There's a movie out about Caravaggio. I haven't seen it but I hear it's very good. Simon Schama devoted one of 6 hours on art history to Caravaggio and it was one of the best segments of the series.
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dawkins speaks at the Sydney Opera House.
Replies: 60
Views: 1501

Re: Dawkins speaks at the Sydney Opera House.

While I'm not as extreme in my views and am not an atheist, Dawkins is absolutely right in pointing out how religious obscurantism and intolerance has caused so much evil in the world. I don't think any historically knowledgeable person would deny that. BFD Even asserting it is something of a sophm...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How To Be A Good Republican
Replies: 67
Views: 2291

Re: How To Be A Good Republican

Sorry if any one here was offended by my post; I didn't mean it as a criticism of the more conservative members of CMG nor did i mean to say that this list represents their views. And actually, I'm not a doctrinaire left-winger at all. You know, the multicultural, politically correct, America-hatin...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is there even a single Muslim here? If not, why not?
Replies: 31
Views: 1365

Re: Is there even a single Muslim here? If not, why not?

I agree it's an important distinction, Matt. And I don't know many people who fail to make that distinction. A favored ploy of CAIR, ACLU, and liberal commentators is to attack conservatives for their strong stance on national security and support for increased surveillance measures. They like to s...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dawkins speaks at the Sydney Opera House.
Replies: 60
Views: 1501

Re: Dawkins speaks at the Sydney Opera House.

My thanks to Seán, David, and Lenny for catching the spirit of the place, esp Seán who doesn't appear here very often. As Len suggests, an internet site is only somewhat like a salon. Unlike an actual room where unruly people can disrupt the conversations with shouting and bullying, this is like a b...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dawkins speaks at the Sydney Opera House.
Replies: 60
Views: 1501

Re: Dawkins speaks at the Sydney Opera House.

Agnes Selby wrote:The truth is, David, I am now terrified to post anything on science.
I hope you are speaking tongue in cheek. That's allowing Saul to dominate the site.
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Spain's Green Jobs Fiasco: America's Future?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Spain's Green Jobs Fiasco: America's Future?

The study itself is here:http://www.juandemariana.org/pdf/090327-employment-public-aid-renewable.pdf Pajamas Media BREAKING: Released Emails Show Wind Lobby, Soros Group Helped with White House PR (PJM Exclusive — Read the Emails Here) Posted By Charlie Martin On March 8, 2010 @ 2:13 pm In Column 1,...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Spain's Green Jobs Fiasco: America's Future?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Spain's Green Jobs Fiasco: America's Future?

Pajamas Media BREAKING: ‘Anti-Lobbyist’ Obama Administration Recruited Left-Wing Lobbyists to Sell Bogus ‘Green Jobs’ Posted By Christopher Horner On March 3, 2010 @ 11:57 am In Uncategorized | 52 Comments After two studies refuted President Barack Obama’s assertions regarding the success of Spain’s...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Spain's Green Jobs Fiasco: America's Future?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Spain's Green Jobs Fiasco: America's Future?

Job Losses From Obama Green Stimulus Foreseen in Spanish Study By Gianluca Baratti March 27, 2009 (Bloomberg) -- Subsidizing renewable energy in the U.S. may destroy two jobs for every one created if Spain’s experience with windmills and solar farms is any guide. For every new position that depends ...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Antarctic Ice Melt Causes Geographic Malfunction
Replies: 52
Views: 5779

Re: Antarctic Ice Melt Causes Geographic Malfunction

I love this one: Bart Simpson is to blame . . . from 3 years ago! We're back in the land of farce. Jackson says EPA is losing a public relations war over climate regulations March 9, 2010 Posted by: David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov In Case You Missed it . . . E&E News LOBBYING: Jackson sa...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 26445

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

Outside science academies to review warming panel By SETH BORENSTEIN The Associated Press Tuesday, March 9, 2010; 7:02 PM WASHINGTON -- The beleaguered global warming panel has found an outside group to review how it writes its reports. An international group, the InterAcademy Council, will be given...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Antarctic Ice Melt Causes Geographic Malfunction
Replies: 52
Views: 5779

Re: Antarctic Ice Melt Causes Geographic Malfunction

^^^ Melting on one side does not mean melting all over Antarctica. Report from NSIDC 3/3/10: ]A brief look at Antarctic sea ice While our analysis focuses on Arctic sea ice, we note that Antarctic sea ice has reached its summer minimum extent for the year, at 2.87 million square kilometers (1.11 mil...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A nation that plays together, uh, flushes together...
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: A nation that plays together, uh, flushes together...

What was the "play?" Only the team was on the ice.
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inside the cat and dog meat market in China
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Inside the cat and dog meat market in China

Animal welfare in China Off the menu Feb 25th 2010 | BEIJING From The Economist print edition The right to eat cats and dogs is under threat AT THE National People’s Congress (see main story), the Communist Party decides what laws to draft and when they get passed. But public pressure is beginning t...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inside the cat and dog meat market in China
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Inside the cat and dog meat market in China

Those who readily denounce eating X animal tend to be largely hypocritical. They are usually thinking about their family pet. I'm told around here where kids do 4-H projects all the time, the trick is not to allow the kids to name the animals, resulting in the "petification" of an animal destined f...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution
Replies: 39
Views: 1724

Re: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution

There's no magic number I'm looking for. A well designed sample survey would convince me that whatever results were obtained could legitimately be compared to the public school record (where 100% of the children are tested). Very likely no one has been able to do such a survey, so the numbers I'd l...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How To Be A Good Republican
Replies: 67
Views: 2291

Re: How To Be A Good Republican

I've always been under the impression that bigotry expressed as if it were humor, such as racist or sexist "jokes," is just as vicious and even more insidious than other expressions of ignorant prejudice. I dunno I'd go so far as to call it bigotry. Satire and the ability to satirize is crucial to ...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How To Be A Good Republican
Replies: 67
Views: 2291

Re: How To Be A Good Republican

I've never seen any of the conservatives express anything remotely as nasty regarding Obama as several self-professed "liberals" habitually posted regarding Bush, Republicans, and anyone they perceived as even slightly to the right of the Gang of Four. Ann Coulter gets off some good ones - she real...